東日本大震災、発生から1週間 「阪神」の死者数超える 犠牲者6539人、不明者も1万人超

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From the Nikkei.com: 1 week after the earthquake and tsunami hit the Tohoku (northeast) region of Japan, the number of deaths has just exceeded the toll of the Kobe earthquake (1995) at 6,539. More than 10,000 are missing.

From Wikipedia: Approximately 6,434 people lost their lives (final estimate as of December 22, 2005)